Where’s the defensive QB pressure?
Shout-out to defensive end Leonard Williams for being the only lineman so far this season to do anything at all. His six sacks lead the team by a long shot.
The $86 million man himself, end Muhammad Wilkerson, has been nearly non-existent in getting to the quarterback this season, with just 2.5 sacks to his name. Nearly deadline traded end Sheldon Richardson has been just as absent from the Jets supposed reincarnation of the ‘NY Sack Exchange’, as he has only 1.5 sacks, even less than Big Mo’.
Recent news shows the duo has been just as invisible at team meetings as well, resulting in their benching for the first quarter of last Sunday’s Dolphins game.
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Between those three, with guys like outside rusher Lorenzo Mauldin and defensive tackle Steve McLendon mixed in too, the front seven of the Jets should have no issues getting pressure on opposing quarterbacks, but that has been hard to come by for head coach Todd Bowles so far in 2016. Bowles needs to find creative ways to get to the opposing signal-caller to bring his drowning secondary some much-needed relief. Many believe he needs to start blitzing more like he was just a few weeks ago in Arizona.